We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Fynn-Thompson's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fynn-Thompson trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson works as an ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Henderson is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Henderson is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Henderson completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza, who practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Rapoza is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Rapoza performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Rapoza is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Melki include LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Melki attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Melki has received the following distinctions: Worthen Center Award; For Excellence In Eyecare; and Runner-up, ASCRS video festival, Refractive Complications, San Diego CA. Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Melki is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Botox Injection, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Frangieh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Frangieh is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frangieh takes. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Frangieh attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Frangieh has received the distinction of Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology. Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; #600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Hu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hu include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA and Andover, MA. Dr. Greiner's patients gave Dr. Greiner an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Greiner's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Greiner is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Greiner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greiner's office for an appointment. Dr. Greiner attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greiner completed Dr. Greiner's residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Greiner has received the following distinctions: Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst; American Academy Of Ophthalmology Achiev Awd Physician Of The Year, Am Assoc of Physican Specialists; and Boston Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Priyanka Sood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Priyanka Sood, who practices in Brookline, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of juvederm, pterygium, and LASIK. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Sood attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sood is conversant in Spanish. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Pterygium, Juvederm, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
183 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Poor's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Poor takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Dr. Poor speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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